Fram Museum

Fram Museum, Oslo: Hours, Address, Fram Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Fram Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A number of new attractions were available for the visitors at the Fram Museum, the highlight being the continuous 270 degrees surround film shown from the deck of Fram. The Fram Museum is located at Bygdøy, a short distance from the centre of Oslo and is easily reached by bus or, in the summer season, by ferry from the City Hall quayside. We focus on polar history, our centrepiece beeing FRAM, the strongest wooden polar ship ever, dating from 1893. Our closest neighbours are the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Norwegian Maritime Museum. The Viking Ship Museum and the Norwegian Folk Museum are within 15 minutes walk. The Bygdøy peninsula is therefore popularly known as the museum peninsula. Bygdøy is one of Oslo´s main places to go. The main exhibition in the Fram building has explanatory texts in ten languages and describes the three great Fram expeditions. We have exclusive polar souvenirs in our shop and probably the world’s biggest polar book store with 220 different titles.
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Imogen Reeves
Portishead, UK59 contributions
May 2022
I visited in May 2022. I really enjoyed going onto the boats & looking at what it would have been like for Roald's crew whilst racing Robert Scott & his men to the South Pole
Written 25 May 2022
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Compo78
Leeds, UK25 contributions
May 2022
There is so much to like about this museum, with a ship that has such a fascinating history that you're able to actually board and wander around. There's also a lot of information available. BUT....

Maybe it was my mistake going along without knowing anything about this ship, but there is absolutely no introduction to it at the start or any information about why it's a significant ship. Instead all the information boards go straight into lots of detail about very specific things such as drifting in ice. I actually had to resort to using Wikipedia on my phone from within the museum to work out what the ship was!! Any museum where visitors have to do this is very poor in my opinion. I thought maybe I'd missed something so I looped back to the start to double check but nope, there's no introductory overview at all. It was also incredibly busy when I went and the walkways are very very narrow, necessitating a lot of squeezing past people (although there's not much that the museum can do about that without investing in a bigger building).

Despite being able to get on the ship, this museum is very poor compared to the Vasa in Stockholm. They could do so much more with this.
Written 21 May 2022
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brucebruce13
Australia152 contributions
May 2022
This is a very well laid out museum and well worth a visit, small ferry trip from main harbour.You can then travel on to the cultural museum by bus using your ferry ticket.
Written 15 May 2022
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Mark g
Brandon, UK103 contributions
The Best Museum in Oslo. Not too busy and pretty awesome to walk around the ship and to see how the museum was built round it. Yet to disappointed by an Oslo museum but this one is the one I enjoyed the most so far.
Written 9 May 2022
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Resort24045399351
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We visited the Fram Museum in March.

Getting there was easy with the bus from the city centre. There is a boat that runs as well at weekends or daily in the summer months.

Both the Fram and Gjoa were fascinating and gave a great insight into polar exploration.

There was a lot of information about the voyages and the explorers Nansen and Amundsen in particular.

I understood why the ship was largely in darkness, to mimic the conditions it encountered, but actually it was too dark for too long to be able to take in or discern all the items on display.

The cafe in the museum was not open either although the one in the nearby Maritime Museum was open.
Written 6 May 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania23,080 contributions
Apr. 2022
A very interesting museum. Well structured, so easy to visit. The first section, larger and more interesting is dedicated to the Fram ship. The second, connected to the first by an underground passage, is dedicated to the ship Gjoa.
You need about two hours to see everything, maybe even three.
Written 29 April 2022
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Laura M
Gig Harbor, WA38 contributions
Apr. 2022
The museum is packed with information about the polar voyages and the two ships are very interesting to see. It is a lot to absorb. We bought one of the books about all of the Arctic polar explorations and read it. It really helped to "gel" the experience and knowledge.
Written 25 April 2022
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Andy A
Nottingham, UK22 contributions
If you’re at a loose end and fancy learning about the history of polar exploration then this is the museum for you. The kids were skeptic Al but the two enormous ships that you can have a wander around in and on brought them round to slight enjoyment and at one point the younger one looked up from his phone.
Worth checking out
Written 22 April 2022
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kmcmt
Lone Tree, CO124 contributions
Worth the visit! Fascinating.
The history of both north and south pole adventures is explained clearly. And you get so much more from going through the ship as well.
Easy cab/Uber or bus from the city center.
Written 26 March 2022
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WatfordNeil
Enfield, London156 contributions
Really enjoyed this museum and seeing about the race to the South Pole. The way they did the boat was great with the sounds, smells, lights, vibrations and models. Lots of things to look at from travelling to the South Pole.
Written 9 March 2022
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